HINSDALE — It's becoming a tradition. When the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup, look out for your trees, Coach Q.
Coach Joel Quenneville's Hinsdale home got some late night decorations after his team won the Stanley Cup in Boston late Monday. Neighbors filled his trees with toilet paper.
When Coach Q and the Hawks won in 2010, the trees of his rental house were loaded with TP, too.
Neighbor Tom Buddig said children aren't to blame for the mischief.
Adults from the neighborhood do it, all in good fun, Buddig said, which may have explained the bottles of vodka and beer waiting on the front stoop.
"People love having him as a neighbor," Buddig said.
As for bringing home the Cup again, Budding said it is great for the area. "It tremendous," he said. "I think it'll do a lot for keeping Chicago great."
Quenneville was spotted with his team at Scout bar at 13th Street and Wabash Avenue in the South Loop Tuesday morning, but he made his way to the suburbs around 8 a.m. He found his way to Page's Restaurant in Hinsdale — and fans found him there.
A crowd waited outside Page's to catch a glimpse of Quenneville. After scarfing down a breakfast of bacon, eggs and hash browns, Quenneville took photos and signed autographs as the crowd rained down accolades.
After a very long night, Quenneville was not too tired to take photos and talk about the games with fans waiting at his house.